Esmé Miami Beach Opens Along Española WayAuthor:Michelle Konstantinovsky
There’s a new boutique hotel to ogle along Miami Beach’s pedestrian plaza, Española Way, thanks to Infinity Hospitality. After a five-year renovation, the group recently unveiled Esmé, a Spanish-Mediterranean revival property originally known as the “Spanish Village” when it opened in 1927 as a bohemian artist’s colony. The 145-guest room property is also home to five original food and beverage concepts across a series of eight buildings, and provides visitors and locals a unique, modern destination that retains its historic charm.
The team at Jessica Schuster Design worked closely with Infinity during the property’s renovation, creating details that reflect a jewel tone palette, textured mahogany, and gold accents. Esmé’s rooms and suites marry classic design elements with a modern lens and come alive in rich tones of rose and emerald. The renovation also references the decadence of Miami’s history, with thoughtful touches like Bellino linens and Grown Alchemist bath amenities.
Miami-based Lost Boy & Co. co-founder Chris Hudnall and chef Fabian DiPaolo oversee Esmé’s food and beverage program, which covers El Salón, Bar Pintxo, and The Roof at Esmé, three of five concepts that offer unique takes on Spanish and Latin dishes. Cocktail bar El Salón exclusively features proprietary blends of base spirits and the menu of small plates celebrates the Latin diversity of Miami, with Argentinian empanadas, Cuban medianoche sliders, and Venezuelan arepas. Bar Pintxo offers a rotating array of snacks in a casual pub-style environment, serving up bites like Pulpo Pinchose (octopus with smoked paprika) and Gilda (anchovy, pickled pepper and olive) alongside Estrella Damm beer, fizzy Txakoli wines, and Basque Cider. The Roof at Esmé connects four of the Village’s rooftops to create a deck that features a bar and restaurant, a pool, cabanas, and a wellness space.
To round out the elaborate offerings, Casa Matanza is a standalone building featuring a darker, more vivid color palette, and is home to The Drexel, a new coastal Mediterranean restaurant from the team behind Miami’s Mandolin Aegean Bistro, and Tropezón, an Andalusian style kitchen and gin bar from Lost Boy & Co.
Esmé Miami Beach is located at 1438 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, please visit www.esmehotel.com or follow them @esmehotel.